FARE and GMA Support National Framework to Address Allergen Labeling

McLean, Va. (Aug. 26, 2019) – Today, Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) announced that the organizations will work together to address the need for federal, uniform standards for allergen labeling. 

“There is an urgent need for improved allergen labeling guidelines to ensure there is clarity and consistency so that people with food allergies can shop with confidence and without unnecessary risk to their health,” said FARE CEO Lisa Gable. 

A national, uniform allergen labeling policy, determined at the federal level, is of critical importance to protecting the public health of the 32 million Americans with food allergies. 

“The consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry recognizes the importance of proper allergen labeling and the confusion state-by-state labeling requirements cause for millions of Americans. We look forward to working collaboratively with key stakeholders in the community and industry to address the issue at the federal level,” said GMA President and CEO Geoff Freeman.

Media Contacts
Nancy Gregory
Senior Director of Communications, FARE 
Direct: 703-563-3066
ngregory@foodallergy.org

Leslie Lake
Director of Media Relations, GMA
Direct: 571-378-6757
llake@gmaonline.org

About FARE

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) is the world’s leading food allergy advocacy organization and the largest private funder of food allergy research. Our mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments. FARE is transforming the future of food allergy through innovative initiatives that will lead to increased awareness, new and improved treatments and prevention strategies, effective policies and legislation and novel approaches to managing the disease. For more information, please visit www.foodallergy.org. To join FARE’s transformative five-year fundraising and awareness campaign, Contains: Courage™, supporting families living with food allergies and educating ALL communities about the disease, visit www.foodallergy.org/containscourage.

About GMA

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) is the trade organization representing the world’s leading food, beverage and consumer products companies and associated partners. The U.S. food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry plays a unique role as the single largest U.S. manufacturing employment sector, delivering products vital to the wellbeing of people in our nation and around the world. For more information, visit gmaonline.org

Media Contact
Toula Athas
Communications Specialist
Direct: 703-563-3061
tathas@foodallergy.org

For general inquiries, please call 800-929-4040.

About FARE

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) is the world’s leading food allergy advocacy organization and the largest private funder of food allergy research. Our mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments. FARE is transforming the future of food allergy through innovative initiatives that will lead to increased awareness, new and improved treatments and prevention strategies, effective policies and legislation and novel approaches to managing the disease. For more information, please visit www.foodallergy.org. To join FARE’s transformative five-year fundraising and awareness campaign, Contains: Courage, supporting families living with food allergies and educating ALL communities about the disease, visit www.foodallergy.org/containscourage